For more info, check out the MTV blog, Splashpage.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
For more info, check out the MTV blog, Splashpage.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Currently there are no typical work days for me.
If I had to say, they'd mostly involve being sat at a desk, in front of the computer/drawing area in front of it, where I peer out to the internet to keep sane while drawing/inking/painting/photoshopping until the small hours of the morning, stumbling to bed then repeating soon as I properly rouse myself the next day.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
They got it slightly wrong though. My suits are tailor made, so are the shirts, in Asia, as copies of an original Ben Sherman suit that was off the rack ( and thus nowhere near as well fitting ) Wish he'd got me on another day when I was wearing my custom cobra skin shoes though. Dang it.
It's definitely nice that someone was there willing to put media out there that not all comic types wear star trek outfits all the time. It's nice to break stereotypes instead of enforce them ( which is what mainstream media usually does in my experience, ).
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I know you don't get much sleep, and you're always overworked, and you're life is crazy and hectic, but on those rare occasions when you are able to relax, step back, and look at it all, is it all worth it?
When I look back on all I have done, it's all because of comics. It's all because I would work through the night sometimes, if need be, when everyone else was out having fun on a friday or saturday night.
Is it all worth it? I have am amazing live. Even during the down times, I wouldn't trade it for anything. And I thank every single person who ever bought a book because I drew the silly little thing.
Drawing. Oh so much drawing.
Meeting new people.
Meeting old people.
Making dirty jokes.
Shaking more hands.
Remembering why I do comics.
Destroying my brain trying to remember people's names after since meetings over the previous year...
Learning my place has about a 4 guest limit before we enter Bangledeshi illegal immigrant worker dormitory territory.
LIVE ART and suit abuse!
Even less sleep.
Remembering what's important to me.
Walking like an old man for 4 hours.
Saying goodbye to old friends and new.
Huge thanks to all you lovely people who came out.
More pictures...like this...soon.
Yes, I am an utter tool. I never said otherwise.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
So just a reminder on where to find me, since one of the most common senstences I ever hear at a con is "I didn't know you were here!"
If you're going to the con, have a good one, be safe, drink/eat some things other than alcohol once in awhile and enjoy.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Am told via Ben Abernathy that there's going to be a special fancy lithograph available at San Diego Comic-Con with one of the covers I did. Only 1000 of them, I'm guessing at the DC comics booth. I'll happily sign any that come my way, so just bring them over to the Image Comics area, where I'll be rooted to when not in meetings/panels/interviews/tomfoolery with my new chums, the Westboro Baptist Christian fundamentalists.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Forgot to take pics in the pencil only stage. Here he is, all inked and I've been adding pencil tones.
More pencil and I start with the watercolour washes.
After a lot more layers and washes, I work back into it with a white pen.
How it looks as an original piece of art before I whack it on the computer.
I layer some previously painted textures and such into the image, do a bit of darkening up parts of the armour and highlight a few others. A little lighting for kicks before I add some tonal colour to get the final image that becomes my promo piece for San Diego Comic-Con. Huzzah!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Between CHOKER pages and general life stuff, to stop myself going insane I did up a few zombie sketches on some cards I found. Here's the results! Yeah, I whacked em up on ebay afterwards too:
Zombie card 1
Zombie card 2
Zombie card 3
Zombie card 4
Here's a bit of a step by step on them:
Zombie card 1 inks
Zombie card 1 watercolour
Zombie card 1 finito
Zombie card 2 inks
Zombie card 2 watercolour
Zombie card 2 finito
Zombie card 3 inks
Zombie card 3 watercolour
Zombie card 3 finito
Zombie card 4 inks
Zombie card 4 watercolour
Zombie card 4 finito
Friday, July 09, 2010
L'invasion des tentacules !
From the fine folks at Delcourt.
You'll be able to grab it here from the French Amazon site soonish.
Expect proper news on new Wormwood in english around October or so. Yes, I'll be at San Diego Comic-con. Copies of Squidgirls, Fell & commissions ahoy!
Also, if you weren't aware of just where I infect/people tolerate my presence on the internets... check out whichever one works for you most.
My main site.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I did another of those "Draw your own cover" books between CHOKER pages and about a thousand other things. ( I still have a couple of these things left, plus a few other titles that may make an appearance someday. For now, this Dracula is up on Ebay.
These books are probably some of the most fun things I get to do, since they're quick, easy warm ups and let's face it, I won't be doing *actual* covers for most of the classics in the Penguin line any time soon.